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March 14th, 2013
VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently handled a mix of traffic stops, quarrels, suspicious vehicles, thefts and requests for help from the Vermont State Police.
Between March 4 and 10, Vergennes police:
• On March 4 looked into a report of a suspicious vehicle on Panton Road, an incident that remains under investigation for possible ties to recent home break-ins in the area.
• On March 4 tried unsuccessfully to reach the owner of a vehicle that had been left at a New Haven Road business; the motorcycle was later removed.
BRISTOL — On Jan. 9 at 6:48 p.m., a Bristol police officer was attempting to locate a subject to serve legal papers, when he knocked on the door of an apartment in Bristol.
When a woman opened the door, the officer noticed a strong odor consistent with that of burnt or burning marijuana emitting from within the residence. The officer investigated and said he found that the woman, identified as Fran Meehan, 39, indeed had marijuana in the apartment, so the officer cited Meehan for possession of marijuana.
BARRE — After the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated No. 2 Burr & Burton in this past Saturday’s Division II championship game, 62-49, the No. 1 Commodores’ hundreds of fans — who once again made a neutral site sound like a home game — chanted what their team had accomplished for the first time in program history.
BARRE — After the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated No. 2 Burr & Burton in Saturday’s Division II final, 62-49, the No. 1 Commodores’ hundreds of fans — who once again made a neutral site sound like a home game — chanted what their team had accomplished for the first time in program history.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey and girls’ basketball teams dropped Division I postseason games this past Wednesday. The Tiger girls' hockey team was edged in a semifinal game on Saturday.
VERGENNES — When lawmakers return to Montpelier this week after their Town Meeting break, they will continue consideration of where to get revenues for state programs.
Lawmakers at the Legislative Breakfast in Vergennes last week discussed potential increases in existing fees and taxes, as well as Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposed new 10-percent surcharge on break-open tickets sold by various civic groups, including the American Legion Halls.
INCREASED FEES AND TAXES?
BRISTOL — A Starksboro man would like Bristol-area school boards to be a little more transparent when negotiating teacher contracts, and he has filed a lawsuit that could be precedent-setting.
John Jefferies said in a complaint filed in court last week that the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union and Mount Abraham Union High School districts and their boards and committees have gone into executive session without cause during face-to-face and mediated meetings with representatives of the teachers’ union during contract negotiations.